Yin Tang

English translation: Hall of Seal

Location: is located Midway between the medial ends of the eyebrow

Functions:
Calms the Mind, Eliminates Wind, Stops convulsions, Promotes sleep,
Yin Tang is one of the most popularly used acupoints on the body. This point lies midway between the inside edges of the eyebrows, in the area designated by many cultures as the “third eye”.

Yin tang is an Extra point meaning that it does not belong to any particular organ or meridian. It is one of many “Extra” acupuncture points that have been recorded over the centuries to have very specific functions. It is interesting that it is can be found on the Ren meridian yet does not have an Ren number, unlike most acupoints that lie along meridians (like the Heart or Spleen meridian).

Yin Tang has a very powerful action of calming the mind and is used to treat symptoms like insomnia, anxiety and feelings of agitation. Yin Tang is often used to treat nasal and sinus congestion, rhinitis (runny nose), and nose bleed.

Yin Tang, because of its location close to the eyes, it can be used to treat eye disorders and can be stimulated very easily by Tuina or acupressure. Be careful not to press too hard, gently rubbing of the acupoint often brings on calmness, peace and will increase circulation to the eyes. Yin Tang is an excellent acupoint to treat the eyes, headaches, and stress.

Yin Tang is also used to treat hypertension and dizziness and has cosmetic value as it is often used as part of facial rejuvenation.
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